Rock Hoppers


Rock Hoppers offers recreational climbing for kids ages 6 to 10 who have graduated from our ABC programs, or are new to Planet Rock. Children learn new techniques and practice skills to build strength and endurance weekly. This class incorporates a combination of exploration in the ABC room and climbing on the big walls each week.

Climbing is a family sport – we want you involved too! Parents of enrolled Rock Hopper climbers receive a free belay lesson (just ask at the front desk) and may climb during their child’s scheduled class time.

In addition to a great climbing experience, kids enrolled in Rock Hopper programs receive:

  • Official Planet Rock Rock Hoppers t-shirt
  • Gym membership for enrolled child + a belayer to climb at any gym location
  • Free rental gear (shoes, harness)
  • 15% discount on retail gear and clothing

Upcoming semester dates: enrollment opens one month prior to start of the semester

WINTER: 12/4-3/10, (no class 12/15-1/6)___SPRING: A2 3/12-6/2, (no class 3/26-3/31)     MH 3/5-5/26, (no class 4/2-4/7)        SUMMER: MH 6/4-8/24 (no class 7/2-7/6)     A2 6/11-8/29 (no class 7/2-7/4)

SUMMER SEMESTER: enrollment is open!

Ann Arbor schedule
Jun 11 – Aug 29 (no classes Jul 2-4), $206/ 11 classes

Mondays  4:30-6:00pm
Wednesdays  4:30-6:00pm

Madison Heights schedule
Jun 4 – Aug 24 (no classes Jul 2-6), $206/ 11 classes

Mondays  4:30-6:00pm
Tuesdays  4:30-6:00pm
Wednesdays  6:30-8:00pm
Fridays  4:30-6:00pm


Class sessions are divided into 3-month semesters. Enrollment opens one month prior to semester commencement. Payment is due at the beginning of each semester, either as one sum or monthly auto-pay. Questions? Contact us for more information about payment options.

Cancellation policy: Cancellations of classes or enrollments in programs with less than 2 weeks notice will not be refunded. If a program is in session and a member wishes to cancel in the middle of the session, they will be refunded on a pro-rated basis. They will be refunded the remaining amount of classes, minus one, from the time of notification. The date of the last attended class must be included in the written request for cancellation. There are no refunds or make ups for missed classes. Classes with low enrollment may be cancelled after the first two weeks.